My Swimathon – Swimadone

Yesterday, I completed my Swimathon challenge. It wasn’t the 1500m distance as originally planned. You can read more about my anxieties in the water and my decision to drop the distance here.     I spent the weekend checking in on my fellow Ambassadors, all of whom inspired with their strength and determination, the challenge meaning different things for all of them. I had opted to take part in the “My Swimathon” challenge due to no pools near me taking part in the event and yesterday I took to the water, with the aim to… View Post

Swimathon: Resetting a goal

  The weekend after next, I am taking part in Swimathon. I was excited to sign up as one of the Ambassadors, aiming to swim 1500m. For me, this sounded like a big challenge and I was looking forward to see if I could put my swimming demons from the aquathon aside and build up to the distance. Here we are, just ten days away from swim day, and I am publicly admitting that I will NOT be swimming 1500m.     This isn’t the build up to a punchline of “Ha! Fooled ya! I’m… View Post

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming

A little while back, I announced that I’m excited to be taking part in Swimathon as one of their Ambassadors for this year’s event. I have chosen to take on the 1500m distance, which is a big challenge for me. For the unaware, Swimathon is the world’s largest (annual) fundraising swimming event and I hope to raise funds for Marie Curie, one of this year’s fundraising partners.     I may have hair like a mermaid, but a mermaid in the pool, I am not.     Since making the announcement that I am taking… View Post

Swimathon 2018: Swim For All

It’s time to announce my big challenge for 2018 and this is something that is really going to push me out of my comfort zone. As one of the official Ambassadors for this year’s Swimathon, I will be swimming 1500m at the end of April. I am a terrible swimmer and long-term readers may remember my experiences of taking part in an aquathon. Confession: I haven’t stepped foot in a pool since. Gulp. (Although hopefully none of that in the pool!)     What is Swimathon? Swimathon is the world’s largest (annual) fundraising swim. Aiming… View Post